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YMCA of Greater Seattle Teacher, Early Learning in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

Provides guidance for staff overseeing the activities of several groups of children. Supervises a group of children.


  1. Plans and implements program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA. Coordinates activities which fit the children's developmental needs.

  2. Provides leadership for staff overseeing the activities of several groups of children. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  3. Communicates with and maintains positive relationships with families. May conduct conferences.

  4. Provides day-to-day leadership to staff and volunteers.

  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  6. Provides assistance to supervisor and may fill-in during temporary absences.

  7. Maintains ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, cleanliness, and learning environment of site.

  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  9. Assists in recruitment of members for the Parent Advisory Group.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Experience in working with children the same age as those to be supervised.

  3. Completion of minimum STARS required training

    1. 30 or more college quarter credits in early childhood/child development, or possess an equivalent educational background, or be a certified child development associate preferred.
  1. One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.

  2. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.

  • At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 60 days after employment.)

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

child care, educator, after school, para-educator, substitute teacher, mentor, early learning, youth development, recreation

ID 2019-8864

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Dale Turner Family YMCA - Child Development Center - Linden Ave

Category Early Childhood Education

Address 14100 Linden Ave N